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Rail Traffic Up 14.8% Last Week

2:04 PM MST | February 11, 2010 | Vincent Valk

Chemicals sector rail traffic in North America rose 14.8% year-on-year, to 43,014 cars, during the week ended February 6, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reports. U.S. traffic rose 13.5%, to 27,693 cars. Canadian traffic was up 17.1%, to 14,266 cars, while Mexican traffic rose 18.5%, to 1,055 cars. Traffic declined sequentially from the prior week's totals. Overall, North American freight rail traffic posted a 3.2% year-on-year increase last week, totaling 348,681 cars. Chemicals sector traffic remains up 15% to date from 2009 levels, and stood at...

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